Mom's Surprise Salad

Mom's Surprise Salad Recipe

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Marlene Fields


I took this dish to a birthday party -- adults, not kids -- and everyone thought it was the best. (They also wanted the recipe).


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2 Hr
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 box
    family size lemon jello
  • 2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 2 small
    pkgs. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 medium
    can crushed pineapple
  • 8 oz
    cool whip

How to Make Mom's Surprise Salad


  1. Drain the pineapple, reserving juice.
  2. Mix the drained pineapple with the walnuts, celery, and cream cheese.
  3. Add reserved juice and mix again.
  4. Stir in the Cool Whip.
  5. Add the mixture to the Jell-O.
  6. Refrigerate in a 9 x 13 dish.

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About Mom's Surprise Salad

Course/Dish: Gelatin Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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